Percy French was so impressed with his party last year that he pleaded with St Peter to let him back again this year and asked that his good friend American songwriter Stephen Foster accompany him because this is the 150th anniversary of Stephen’s death.
St Peter relented because it is also Percy’s 160th birthday. It is fitting that ‘Percy’s Party’ is taking place again in Mohill from Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 4.
The party commences with the Sliabh an Iarainn Players production of ‘Big Maggie’ on May 2 at 9pm sharp.
On Saturday night, May 3 the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir will sing at Mass in St. Patricks at 8pm and afterwards in the Hunt Hall for a 45 minute performance prior to the Percy French Performing Group’s re-enactment of Percy’s court case against the West Clare Railway.
On Sunday, May 4, the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir will sing at the Church of Ireland Service in St Mary’s at 11am. Then Sunday evening, Percy will arrive to the Hunt Hall with his good friend Paddy Reilly by horse and trap at 8.45pm sharp and will be joined later by Stephen Foster, for a Gala performance of their compositions. Stephen wrote ‘Hard Times Come Again No More’, ‘Oh Susanna’, ‘ The Old Folks At Home’, ‘The Camptown Races’ etc.
Percy’s own songs will be performed on the night.
Come and celebrate in Mohill this weekend!
Tickets on: 086-1723178.